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Archive - Dec 2012

December 5th

County Market thanked for rolling out the Red Kettle year after year

December 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Salvation Army presented Fezell's County Market with an award for its many years of hosting the Red Kettle campaign at Christmastime.

The Salvation Army is recognizing Tim Fezell and Fezell's County Market with a plaque because they are supporting the community in all that they do, said Capt. Keith Jache, co-commander of the Punxsutawney Salvation Army.

"Not only do they host the Red Kettle every year, they also prepare the bagged food that is distributed at Christmas," he said.

Borough to trim trees in Barclay Square

December 6, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Borough Council Public Safety Committee discussed tree trimming in Barclay Square at Tuesday's meeting.

"Council suggested that numerous trees in the park require some maintenance," said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager.

White said it has been suggested that the borough bring in Scott Sjolander from Penn State Cooperative Extension to evaluate the trees in the park and which ones need to trimmed.

Sjolander walked through the park with White, Larry Chenoga, council president, and Joe Defelice, Public Works foreman, he said.

Vincent L. Haney, 96

December 5, 2012

Vincent L. Haney, 96, of Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at DuBois Nursing Home.

Mr. Haney was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Cloe, a son of the late William A. Haney and Minnie Mae (Yost) Haney.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae (Vadasy) Haney, on Jan. 10, 2012.

He attended the Cloe United Methodist Church.

Mr. Haney was a carpenter by trade for many years and also worked for the B&O Railroad.

He was very creative at remodeling homes and was the founder of Haney Builders.

Judy Marie (Beatty) Miller, 49

December 5, 2012

Judy Marie (Beatty) Miller, 49, of Anita, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

She was born March 18, 1963, in Brookville, a daughter of the late John Alfred and Sally Vallette (McMillen) Beatty.

She was a 1982 graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School.

On May 7, 2005, she married Samuel Joseph Miller, Jr., who survives.

Judy had previously worked at County Market, Frank ‘n Steins, the PA Memorial Home and Christ the King Manor.

She enjoyed quilting, camping, fishing and hunting with her husband.

December 4th

Martin racing to success in young career

December 5, 2012

RINGGOLD — Our interests are formed early on in life to what we enjoy doing. Most times, these interests are formed and developed through our families influence naturally become ours too.

This was the case for Mayport’s Joe Martin, and his early love of local racing. The 27-year driver has turned this affection into his own racing career and growing success by the season on the FASTRAK Northeast Late Model Touring Series.

Grace LaRue Byerly, 90

December 5, 2012

Grace LaRue Byerly, 90, of Coolspring died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Mahaffey.

She was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Joseph Calvin and Charlotte Catherine (Lingenfelter) Shovestull.

On June 18, 1941, she married Daniel S. Byerly. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1998.

She attended the Coolspring United Methodist Church.

Grace had previously worked at Laurel Haven in Brookville for 38 years. She had also worked at Sylvania and Loree Footwear.

Donna J. Neiswonger, 76

December 5, 2012

Donna J. Neiswonger, 76, of Shippenville (formerly of Warren), died Monday evening Dec. 3, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville. Born July 25, 1936, in Timblin, she was the daughter of Samuel W. and Mary S. (Guthrie) Umberhocker.

She worked in the Warren Process (Blair), and she also enjoyed babysitting. She attended Punxsutawney High School.

Donna is survived by one sister Violet Hill of Clarion; one brother Darl
Umberhocker of Summerville (Pansy); and two nieces, Darlene and
Allen Campbell of Summerville and Patty Best and son Matthew Best of Shippenville.

School Board holds annual reorganization meeting

December 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY– The Punxsutawney Area School Board held their reorganization meeting Tuesday evening in Punxsutawney, with very little looking different after the meeting than it did before.

Current board President Gary Conrad was re-elected and will continue to be president of the Punxsutawney Area School Board for 2013.

Vice President Francis Molinaro was re-elected as well and will continue to be vice-president for the next year.

During the reorganization meeting, board members made a decision as to when their 2013 meetings would be held.

Pursuit leads to three-car accident in Young Township

December 5, 2012

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Two Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police cars sustained heavy damage after being struck by a fleeing vehicle during a pursuit at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on Route 310 in Young Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a PT Cruiser driven by Douglas Bryan Oharah, 41, Reynoldsville, was traveling north on Route 119 approximately one mile south of Punxsutawney Borough when a state trooper attempted to stop him for a traffic violation.

Council discusses transfer of liquor license to Tres Amigos

December 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsutawney Borough Council's Public Safety Committee held its meeting Tuesday and discussed the proposed liquor license transfer from Sykesville into Punxsy for a new Mexican restaurant that is to be coming to the Groundhog Plaza.

The borough received the application from the developer, Developac of DuBois, which owns the Groundhog Plaza, said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager.

"The restaurant Tres Amigos will be constructed in the former Long John Silver’s/KFC restaurant building," White said.

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